Chicago Bears: Pro comparisons for each 2019 draft pick

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Round 7 Pick 222

RB Kerrith Whyte Jr.

NFL Comparison: LeSean McCoy

The Chicago Bears did something a little bit unexpected with their first of two seventh-round draft picks. They took another running back. This time they selected Kerrith Whyte Jr out of Florida Atlantic University. This is the second running back they took in the draft, so he now joins fellow draftee David Montgomery and current Bears, Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis.

This might be a confusing process because this means there are four running backs in the mix, but it is a position of need and anything can happen with injuries, especially at this particular position. It is good to have depth at the position because you just never know.

Whyte Jr. has a lot of similarities to current NFL running back LeSean McCoy. It is easy to pick up why if you watch some of his film. They run the ball in a similar fashion, including holding the ball away from their bodies when they run. That might not be a great thing because you are more susceptible to being forced to fumble that way, but being compared to McCoy on the football field isn’t necessarily a bad thing. McCoy is a great player, especially when he isn’t spoiling major blockbuster films on social media.

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Both McCoy and Whyte have a completely separate gear when they get past the second level. Once they leak past linebackers, you almost know that it’s over. That’s what you see when you watch Whyte play.

Is Whyte Jr. going to have the same impact on this football team as McCoy? Probably not, but their styles are just too similar to not notice. If Whyte Jr. cracks the roster out of camp then this could be considered a win for Pace.